September 22, 2015
Amarillo—The fourth annual Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle Fall Ball will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6:00pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4100 South Coulter.
Tickets remain available at $75 each, according to CCTXP executive director Nancy Koons. Sponsorships opportunities are also available, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 and include reservations to the event and varying levels of recognition.
Dr. Bart and Mrs. Ann Britten are co-chairing this year’s event. Proceeds from the evening will go toward the food costs for the Catholic Charities Hunger Project and the Emergency Youth Shelter, according to Koons.
The evening begins with social hour at 6:00, followed by dinner prepared by the St. Thomas Men’s Club and catered by Aramark. Patrick Swindell and Pizzazz will provide entertainment and music for dancing.
The evening will also include a wine pull, where participants will walk away with a bottle of wine, varying in value. There will also be a live auction, with a variety of items, including:
• Airfare for two, two nights lodging and two tickets to see Andrea Bocelli in concert Saturday, Dec. 5 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas;
• Original artwork by Manhattan, Kan. Resident Gary Koons;
• Angel at Llano, a rare hand-painted gelatin black and white silver print by Amarillo artist Jim Jordan;
• A mesquite and inlaid turquoise bench, handcrafted by Chad and Terri Huseman and Sharon Pezzarossi;
• Jewelry donated by Perry and JD Graham of Graham Brothers Jewelers; and,
• Chick-Fil-A every week for an entire year, compliments of Joshua Raef, owner/manager of Chick-Fil-A at 2525 South Georgia, Amarillo.
“The community's support of Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle is vital for the agency to continue to meet the needs of the vulnerable within the Texas Panhandle,” said Koons. “Proceeds raised from this event go toward the food costs for the Catholic Charities Hunger Project and our Emergency Youth Shelter. Both of these programs serve some of the most vulnerable in our community: youth in crisis and the elderly and disabled with low income.
“Both programs have experienced tremendous growth in the last year and a half. The Emergency Youth Shelter has doubled its capacity to serve with the opening of the renovated west side of the shelter and the Hunger Project saw a 30% increase in participation, indicating that increasing numbers of elderly and permanently disabled in our community are hungry for food, as well as the love, care and generosity that we are called to provide. Please come out and support a worthwhile event, and have an evening of great food, entertainment and fellowship.”
For more information about the fourth annual Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle Fall Ball, please call CCTXP at 376-4571 or go online to www.cctxp.org.